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WICA Conservatory

Year-round Education for
All Ages

*Register for classes by calling WICA Administration at 360.221.8262


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TECH

 

Tech Camp

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This conservatory level course is supported by WICA’s strong technical theatre department, introduces students to all aspects of stagecraft: set design, construction and painting; costuming; make up; lighting and sound; and props. Students will gain hands-on experience in hanging lights, running spotlights, controlling light and sound boards, in addition to learning about gels, gobos and all kinds of theatrical special effects including fog and stage blood! They will be introduced to building and constructing varied pieces of scenery; pulling and constructing costumes; creating the perfect prop; setting up wireless body microphones; balancing audio levels; and creating sound effects. 

All Ages / June 25 - 29 /  M-F / 10am - 2pm / $100 (some scholarship available)
Instructor: Tyler Raymond, WICA Technical Director

Download the registration form HERE

 

THEATRE

 

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Theatre 1: “A Ramble Through the Jataka Tales” -

Working with wise Buddhist stories, we will choose a few to create a narrated play.

Age 6-10 / July 9 - 13 /  M-F / 9:30am - 12:30pm / $180 (some scholarship available)
Instructor: Laura Berkley Boram
Download the registration form HERE.

 

Theatre 2: “In the Shade of Yggdrasil” -

Explore the different worlds of Norse legends through d’Aulaires' "Book of Norse Myths" and Neil Gaiman’s "Norse Mythology."  Fly with Freya and her cloak of falcon feathers, journey to Asgard to scheme with Loki, and visit the land of the frost giants to prepare for Ragnarok.

Age 9-12 / July 16 - 20 /  M-F / 9:30am - 12:30pm / $180 (some scholarship available)
Instructor: Laura Berkley Boram
Download the registration form HERE.

 

Theatre 3: “A Company of Wayward Saints-

Working with the basic tenets of Commedia dell'arte with a modern twist.  How do actors relate to each other? How does the audience relate to the actors? What does this all have to do with "The History of Man?" And how do you tell the "History of Man" in just under two hours? Such are the key questions that link the scenes in this really fascinating two-act Commedia del'Arte play.  (Opportunities for mask work, history, male characters could be played by female actors) Cast size – nine.

Age 12-18 / July 9-27 / M-F / 10:30am – 4pm / $400 (some scholarship available)
Instructor: Deana Duncan & Laura Berkley Boram
Download the registration form HERE.

 

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Filmmaking

 

Beginning Filmmaking

This class will introduce students to basic filmmaking and allow them to complete their individual films.

Ages 13-Adult / All Levels / July 9-13 / M-F 10am-2pm / $200 (some scholarship available)
with additional shoot and editing time needed
Instructor: James Rhodes
Download the registration form HERE.

 

Intermediate Filmmaking

This class will give students the chance to pitch their project ideas, vote on one script and complete a film as a group effort. It will introduce them to the different roles and relationships on the film set and how to work together toward one unified vision.

Ages 13-Adult / All Levels / July 23-27 / M-F 10am-2pm / $300
with additional shoot and editing time needed
Instructor: James Rhodes
Download the registration form HERE.

James Rhodes has nearly 20 years of professional experience creating engaging creative content. With a solid footing in both production and especially post production, he has worked for clients such as New Line Cinema, Lionsgate, and video game publisher Bungie creating engaging behind-the-scenes content for award-winning films and interactive games. Most recently James threw his hat into the emerging VR and 360 filmmaking realm. He completed his first VR film, Petrichor, in 2017. James has a passion for sharing his extensive knowledge and encouraging first time filmmakers to take the creative plunge into their first projects. 

 

Art & Dance

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Color & Movement

In this interdisciplinary class we will explore the color wheel and theory through movement of dance and drawing. How color and words for those colors translate throughout our beings. We will dive into our bodies, feelings, and imaginations to discover new ways to view and interrupt the world and ourselves.  

Ages 7-12 / August 2 / TH / 1 - 3pm  / $20

Instructors: Fritha Strand & Janice Laursen
Download the registration form HERE.